When it strikes, the pain of tooth sensitivity is enough to stop you in your tracks. The trio of brilliant dentists, Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, know how to diagnose and solve tooth sensitivity.
What is Tooth Sensitivity?
Tooth sensitivity is a condition that causes the teeth to become more sensitive to heat, cold, or food. Tooth pain like this can happen to us at any time during our lifetime but can be exasperated or happen more often when we're older. Tooth sensitivity can be consistent when a person eats hot but not cold dishes and vice versa. The pain may also be random and unexplainable.
Common Causes of Tooth Sensitivity
Tooth sensitivity has many causes.
- Enamel erosion
- Cold food or drink
- Hot food or drink
- Brushing too hard with the wrong kind of toothbrush
- Grinding the teeth at night
- Teeth with small cracks in them
- Highly-sugary foods or consuming sugary foods regularly
Temporary Solutions Until You Can See Your Omni Dental San Diego Dentist
Whenever you have tooth sensitivity that becomes abnormal for you, bothersome, increases in intensity or frequency, you should always have it checked out by a trusted San Diego dentist. They will rule out any significant issues or solve little ones until they become more extensive.
Until you can see your dentist, there are a few temporary solutions that can help.
- Avoid the bothersome foods that trigger it.
- Try chewing or sipping the offending foods on the other side of your mouth.
- Brush your teeth with only a soft-bristled toothbrush.
- When brushing, don't push as hard near the teeth that are usually sensitive.
If any pieces of your tooth come off, it's imperative you schedule an appointment as soon as you can. Depending on the degree of the broken part, you'll need treatment to keep infection and bacteria from getting inside the tooth and down to the root. You may not feel a broken tooth until you feel the sharp edge of the tooth with your tongue.
Dr. Daniel Stevens, Dr. Christina Tsang, and Dr. Vahid Tabibzadeh of Omni Dental in San Diego, CA, stand ready to help you with any tooth sensitivity issues you might be experiencing. Give them a call today on (619) 224-5000 to schedule an appointment!